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Territory-wide campaign to promote pedestrian safety

     Police concluded a one-week territory-wide pedestrian safety campaign yesterday (April 1).  Through education, publicity and stringent enforcement actions, pedestrians, in particular the elderly, were reminded of the importance of road safety.

     A total of 299 verbal warnings and 1 213 summonses were issued to pedestrians failing to comply with road safety regulations during the campaign conducted from March 26 to April 1.

     During the above period, Police issued 962 summonses for failing to comply with a light signal on a light signal crossing, 112 summonses for crossing the road within 15 metres of a footbridge/pedestrian subway other than by means of the footbridge/pedestrian subway, and 50 summonses for climbing over/through kerbside fence/central reservation on a carriageway.

     Officers from Police Regional Road Safety Teams had distributed about 9 000 publicity leaflets at 342 locations across the territory and appealed to the public to comply with road safety regulations.

     "Pedestrians are reminded to take care and to cross the road safely.  Those who fail to comply with the law may be liable to a maximum fine of $2,000", a Police spokesman said.

Ends/Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Issued at HKT 17:21


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